Water Management and Conflict Resolution
It is often said that water will be the source of many future wars. For example, in the Israeli-Syrian negotiations, a major issue as to the return of the Golan is reported to be control of the water sources there. In the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, water is one of the "final-status" issues and a potential obstacle to a lasting peace agreement.
It does not have to be like that. Rational thinking about water and water agreements shows that water can be a source of cooperation rather than of conflict and that, in a very precise sense, water is not worth war.
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